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In my new gig as a blogger for the International Observatory of Human Rights, I talk about the ways journalists, human rights workers, and humanitarians are turning to animation to present graphic subjects.  Here’s a preview: When telling stories of violence for mass audiences, we cannot always rely on text or audio to make an […]

Fantastic Planet

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On October 22, 2017

I subscribed to Filmstruck awhile ago and have seen some pretty interesting films on it. But perhaps none as fascinating as Fantastic Planet, from 1973. A Czech animated film, except that the director

Mister Twister

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On July 7, 2017

The story about Trump not having anywhere to stay at the G-20 meeting is hilarious to me because given what an unreconstructed racist our dear leader is, it is surprisingly close to the plot of the 19

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On May 29, 1941, cartoonists at Disney went on strike. This ultimately successful strike was a critical point in the organizing of Hollywood and also marked the end of Disney’s run as an innovative artistic force, so bitter did it make Walt Disney. Walt Disney was a tremendously successful man in 1941. His work, particularly […]
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